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Carey Waldrip
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Email sent: Wed 2/18/2009 3:10 PM

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Cowan is about 20 to 30 miles (by rail) from the original chapel location.  At one time I had more information on the move, but have not seen it in over 15 years.  I'll try to find it in the next few days. I was really happy to see the inside and outside photos on the hopebaptistchurch website.   Carey

 

Email sent: Wed 2/18/2009

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Carey,

Just got in from the grocery store and opened your email. This is very interesting… how far is this church from the original location, have any idea? Thanks for this wonderful information… I believe I will contact the pastor and ask if they have additional information that I could place in the web site… again, many thanks!

Steve Speer

 

 

Email sent: Wed 2/18/2009 1:46 PM

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Steve:
 
After sending you the previous email,  I decided to call Pastor Bill Owens at Hope Baptist in Cowan, and ask about the church's history.
 
YES! The building was previously the Camp Forrest Chapel!!
 
See: www.hopebaptistchurch.synthasite.com  for a photo and a brief history.
 
Carey Waldrip
 

 

Email sent: Wed 2/18/2009 1:46 PM

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Steve:
 
I enjoy your Camp Forrest website very much.  I worked at AEDC for 37 years, and shortly before I retired in 1995 and moved to the north Georgia mountains, I tracked down a church building in Cowan, Tennessee, that is supposed to be the Chapel from Camp Forrest.  Presently it is the Hope Baptist Church on Poplar Street in Cowan.
 
You can view the building on street views on Google Earth.  I never proved, without a doubt, that this was the Forrest Chapel, but it would be good to pursue the possibility.  It is the only wooden structure that I found that might have survived.
 
Carey Waldrip
Blairsville. GA
careywaldrip@hotmail.com